The 4 Wives.

THE 4 WIVES

There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He’s very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.

He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patient and in fact is the merchant’s confidante. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he always turned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times.

Now, the merchant’s 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. However, the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

One day, the merchant fell ill. Before long, he knew that he was going to die soon. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself, “Now I have 4 wives with me. But when I die, I’ll be alone. How lonely I’ll be!”

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, “I loved you most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?” “No way!” replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.

The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant’s heart. The sad merchant then asked the 3rd wife, “I have loved you so much for all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?” “No!” replied the 3rd wife. “Life is so good over here! I’m going to remarry when you die!” The merchant’s heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the 2nd wife, “I always turned to you for help and you’ve always helped me out. Now I need your help again. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?” “I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!” replied the 2nd wife. “At the very most, I can only send you to your grave.” The answer came like a bolt of thunder and the merchant was devastated.

Then a voice called out : “I’ll leave with you. I’ll follow you no matter where you go.” The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition. Greatly grieved, the merchant said, “I should have taken much better care of you while I could have !”

Actually, we all have 4 wives in our lives

a. The 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it’ll leave us when we die.

b. Our 3rd wife ? Our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they all go to others.

c. The 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we’re alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

d. The 1st wife is in fact our soul, often neglected in our pursuit of material, wealth and sensual pleasure.

Guess what? It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go. Perhaps it’s a good idea to cultivate and strengthen it now rather than to wait until we’re on our deathbed to lament.

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Sadaqat-ul-Jariyah ~ Charity.

Allah swt has made it easy for us to gain as many rewards (thawaab’s) as possible not only in our life but the benefit of many continue even after our death. Subhan Allah.

Here are some examples of things we can do now for life Hereafter :

The Actions Which Outlive You! (CONTINUING REWARDS EVEN AFTER DEATH)

الأعمال التي تبقى بعد زوالك

1. Give A Copy Of Quraan To Someone And Each Time They Read From It,
You Will Gain Hasanaat.

إعطاء D9سخة من القرآ ن لآي شخص وكل ما يقرأ هو, أنت, تكسب حسنات

2. Donate A Wheel Chair To A Hospital And Every Time A Sick Person Uses It, You Will Gain Hasanaat.

أتبرع بالكراسي الخاصة للمعاقين في المستشفيات,,وكلما استخدمت من الأشخاص
المعاقين,,يكون كل اجر

3. Share Constructive Reading Material with Someone.

شارك باستنتاجك واقتراحات في إي مشروع يحتاج ذلك

4. Help In Educating A Child.

 ساعد في تدريس الأطفال

5. Teach Someone To Recite A Dua. With Each Recitation You Will Gain Hasanaat.

لقن أو درس كيفي الدعاء (لغير الناطق للعربية)

6. Share A Dua Or Quraan CD.

شاركهم بالدعاء أو في شر7ء أو بناء أقر ص سي دي للقرآن

7. Participate In the Building of a Masjid

أتبرع للمشاركة في تكاليف بناء المساجد

8. Place A Water Cooler In A Public Place .

وضع ثلاجة مائية في مكان عام مزدحم بالمارين

9. Plant A Tree. Each Time Any Person Or An Animal Sits Under Its Shade Or Eats From The Tree, You Will Gain Hasanaat.

قم بزراعة الأشجار لأن إي شخص أو حيوان يأكل أو يستريح تحتها يكون كل اجر فيها

10. Share This Mail With Someone. If One Person Applies Any Of The Above You Will Receive Your Hasanaat Until The Day of Judgment.

أرسل هذا الأيميل لغيرك إذا إي شخص قام بعمل إي من هذه الصدقات الجارية
الموجودة هنا فأنت هذا العمل سو=D 9 تكسب بإذن الله الحسنات إلى يوم
القيامة

أرسل هذا الأيميل لغيرك ,,إذا إي شخص قام بعمل إي من هذه الصدقات الجارية
الموجودة هنا فأنت بهذا العمل سوف تكسب الحسنات إلى يوم القيام
بإذن الله